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it at the moment. what i would like to say is this -- i think jordan is going through a difficult time. i think that the king is handling this situation very capably. i would like to mention that traditionally the kingdom of jordan is always, both himself and his father -- who i knew and with whom i had a long- lasting relationship of several years -- was always jockeying a position. jordan is now under extreme pressure from the north, as well. the overflow of refugees into jordan has been a problem. after desert storm, there was a flow of refugees from the gulf states to jordan. after the iraq second war, there was a big flow from iraq into jordan. now there has been a flow of syrian refugees into jordan. jordan is not such a big country that it can serve such a large influx of refugees. it is also a complicated issue, and on top of all that, as you probably will all recall, on several occasions there have been large groups of palestinians that have moved into jordan as a result of both the war of independence and the war of 1967. jordan, having all of that on its shoulders, one has to complim
secret negotiator of the israel-jordan peace treaty. it is easy to forget that role. but it is important to understand how crucial that peace treaty is now as the area is so volatile. there's a bit of good news today -- the new egyptian ambassador to israel came today to announce that israel -- that egypt will abide by the peace treaty -- will abide by the peace treaty with israel. but we have relied on the peace treaty, israel has relied on it. and so have we, the peace treaty with jordan, for many years. and efraim halevy deserves enormous credit for that. as haleh said, we watched developments in the middle east very closely here. the president of the yemen came a few weeks ago to speak about a way forward for his country, which is trying hard to become a strong ally in the fight against terrorism, and has huge economic challenges. we just held the second of three meetings on how women are fairing in the arab awakening. last month, former deputy secretary of state and ambassador, tom pickering, and other national security officials, military officers and experts with decades of experi
in the country. violent attacks on our embassy. what does it take? >> it is what i said, mr. jordan. there was not any actionable intelligence. as the director of national intelligence had said. >> are these guys professionals? these guys said they needed more help. >> if i could finish my statement, sir. >> all right, and then i want to go to these guys. >> there was no actionable intelligence available that indicated there was a plan or any indication of a massive attack of the nature and lethality. >> they were not good enough? >> there was a single rocket propelled grenade fired at the red cross. there was an attack on the british compound. we analyzed those things. i should also note, for example, the french and italians and the united nations lifted that same threats -- >> mr. nordstrom, do you think there were ever going to give you what you wanted? what would warrant them saying, these guys know what they're talking about? we are going to me to the request. -- to meet that request. >> thank you for asking that question. i had that conversation when i came back on leave for t
shore ♪ as i go down to that river of jordan if i could i believe it would makemy me whole i am a pilgrim and a stranger traveling through this weariesome land it's not made by hands and it's not not made by hands ♪ [applause] >> george mcgovern may have been the most modest and gracious human being that any of us have ever known. he and jim had an interest in two things. one is politics and the other is baseball. jim abner coached the team and george mcgovern loved the st. louis cardinals. george mcgovern lost two races later in his life. the race for the presidency against richard nixon and then the race for the united states senate against jim adler. he is probably the most gracious and modest person any of us have ever known and that is true. he got a lot of attention. bob dole wrote a letter to the new york times in the wake of his passing talking about the fact that george mcgovern and attended pat nixon's funeral. no one was more surprised than richard nixon when george mcgovern showed up. what a lot of people do not know is george mcgovern of's passion for baseball als
them ♪ shore're on that distant ♪ ♪ ♪ as i go down to that river of jordan [indiscernible] would make me whole ♪ ♪ i am a pilgrim and a stranger ♪ ♪ traveling through this wearisome land ♪ made by hands ♪ [applause] >> george mcgovern may have been the most modest and gracious human being that any of us have ever known. he and jim had an interest and politics and baseball. jim abner coached the team and george mcgovern love this in los crowells -- loved the st. louis cardinals. he lost two races, against richard nixon and the race for the u.s. senate. he is probably the most gracious and modest person any of us have ever known and that is true. he got a lot of attention. bob dole wrote a letter to the near times talking about the fact that george mcgovern and attended panics and's funeral. no one was more surprised than richard nixon when george mcgovern showed up. what a lot of people do not know is george mcgovern of's passion for baseball also involved going to our minor league team. as matt mcgovern will tell you, when he would drive his grandpa to the canaries games,
give mr. jordan his full five minutes? >> be honest -- >> i ask unanimous consent the member have 15 seconds. >> objection. mr. chairman, with all due respect. you just allowed mr. burton to go over by two minutes and you're giving mr. -- >> i'm sure it's going to balance tout time. >> we have gone over and i'm going to pull it back into five minutes. >> before we get to your part of the day we will get there. >> without objection, the ranking member is given equal time to ask a question, please. >> i want to go back to you ambassador. i think that was a very critical question. mr. norton talked about the five days. can you explain that to us that during that period, five days or whatever it was, not having the information contrary to what ms. rice may have said. i understand it was based on intelligence. but can you explain how that could happen to the public? in other words, were you all still gathering information, what was going on there, do you know? >> mr. comings, we were gathering information from the intelligence community. we wanted to know what was happening more than anyo
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